Dr. Einbinder is Professor of Hebrew Literature at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati. She holds a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. Over her recently completed sabbatical year (2009-10) as a fellow at the Cullman Center for Writers & Scholars (housed in the New York Public Library's 42nd St. building), she completed several studies of medieval Jewish literary physicians and began the research for a new book that explores the relationship between history and literature in medieval Jewish writing and its transmission through the ages. A 2004 recipient of the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship that allowed her to pursue research on her second book, Dr. Einbinder has also received a fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Studies, School of Historical Studies, as well as a grant from the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia. At the College-Institute, she teaches both medieval and modern Hebrew Literature. Dr. Einbinder is a noted lecturer and author.
Member of the editorial board, History Compass: www.history-compass.com
- Ordained, HUC-JIR (1983)
- Ph.D., Columbia University (1991)
- No Place of Rest: Jewish Literature, Expulsion, and the Memory of Medieval France. Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press. 2009.
- Beautiful Death: Jewish Poetry and Martyrdom in Medieval France. Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2002.
- In-progress: Detours and Delays: On Medieval Jewish History and Literature.
- Articles and Chapters
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Dr. Einbinder serves on the board of the Refuser Solidarity Network, the North American voice for Israeli "refuser" (conscientious objector) groups.
- "Moses Rimos: Poems and Recipes of a Jewish Physician in Italy," The Experience of Jewish Liturgy: Studies Dedicated to Menahem Schmelzer, ed. Debra Blank (Leiden: Brill, 2011), 63-81.
- "Moses of Roquemaure: Poetry, Polemic, and Conversion," in Giving a Diamond: Essays in Honor of Joseph Yahalom on the Occasion of his 70th Birthday, eds. Wout van Bekkum, Naoya Katsumata (Leiden: Brill – Études sur le Judaïsme Médiéval XLIX, 2011), 279-92.
- "Meir Alguades: History, Empathy, and Martyrdom," Religion and Literature, ed. Kathryn Kerby-Fulton (South Bend, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2010), 185-209.
- "Moses Rimos: Poetry, Poison and History," Italia 20 (2010): 67-91.
- "Theory and Practice: A Jewish Physician in Paris and Avignon," Association for Jewish Studies Review 33.1 (April 2009), 135-154.
- Recall from Exile: Literature, Memory and Medieval French Jews," Jewish Quarterly Studies, 15.3 (2008), 225-240.
- "God's Forgotten Sheep: Jewish Poetry and the Expulsion from France (1306)," Masoret haPiyyut 4, eds. Benjamin Bar Tikva and Ephraim Hazan (Ramat Gan: Bar Ilan University, 2008), 55*-82*.
- "The Jewish Martyrs of Grenoble: Martyrdom and Biography," ed. Philip Soergel, Studies in Medieval and Renaissance History: Nation, Ethnicity, and Identity in Medieval and Renaissance Europe (NY: AMS Press, 2006), 1-25.
- "On the Borders of Exile: The Poetry of Solomon Simhah of Troyes," in Teodolinda Barolini, ed., Medieval Constructions in Gender and Identity: Essays in Honor of Joan M. Ferrante (Tempe, Arizona, Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2005), 69-86.
- "A Proper Diet: Medicine and History in Crescas Caylar's Esther (1327)," Speculum 80.2 (2005): 437-63.
- "Hebrew Poems for 'the Day of Shutting In': Problems and Methods." Revue des Etudes Juives. 163/1-2 (Jan-Jun 2004): 111-35.
- "Signs of Romance: Hebrew Prose in the Twelfth Century Renaissance," in Jews and Christians in Twelfth-Century Europe, eds. Michael A. Signer and John van Engen (Notre Dame University, University of Notre Dame, 2000), 221-34.
- Trial by Fire: Burning Jewish Books. Lectures on Medieval Judaism at Trinity University, Occasional Papers, III (Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University, 2000).
- "Meir of Norwich: Persecution and Poetry Among Medieval English Jews," Journal of Medieval History 26.2 (2000): 145-63.
- "Jewish Women Martyrs: Changing Representations," Exemplaria 12.1 (2000): 105-128.